My husband and I just moved to Boston. We got into our new apartment late last week. We got our new mattress today and the rest of furniture arrives tonight. It’ll be nice to feel settled!
This weekend, we went on a massive shopping trip.
We don’t have a car, so we got a Zipcar this weekend and did a big Ikea, Target and grocery run to stock the pantry and pick up odds and ends we needed for around the house.
I spent time on Friday making a master list for the grocery run. Since we don’t have a car, I figured it’d be good to fully stock the pantry with non-perishable items to make our weekly grocery trips a little easier.
Since we literally started from scratch, it wasn’t a cheap trip–but it’s great to have a full fridge! I’ll be able to cook again (when our pots and pans arrive!).
(This isn’t a picture of our pantry, it’s not nearly organized enough to share–but, it’s definitely exciting to have a stocked pantry!)
Here’s my list (definitely not exhaustive–but a place to start):
Coffee & Coffee Beans
Garlic and onions
Jarred marinara sauce
Red and white wine
Red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Morningstar “sausages” – my husband’s favorite!
Spices (from Jamie Oliver)
Here are some other resources for pantry stocking tips–not all are vegetarian, but they’re a good place to start!
The perfect pantry’s cupboard – 118 essential ingredients
What’s Cooking America – A Well-Stocked Pantry
The Pioneer Woman (love her!) – Stocking Up!
What else would you add to the list?